Fibromyalgia Therapy Interventions

Course Expiration Date: 5/31/18

If you are a member of SC AHEC this course is free with an enrollment key which you may obtain from the AHEC contact person within your organization.

If you are purchasing this course the cost is $75.00 payable through PayPal when you enroll.

Once you have the enrollment key, enter it at the bottom of the page and then click on the Enroll Me box.

Course Description: This course will discuss fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome in relation to the diagnosis, symptoms, and aggregating factors related to these disorders. The focus will be on therapy interventions to help reduce pain, fatigue, hypersensitivity, and stress intolerance and how to progress and transition the patient to increase strength, ROM, and muscle strength/flexibility without increasing pain and ultimately making them pain free. In addition, the program emphasizes how patients can take charge of their health.



Instructor: Hima Dalal, OTR/L, Reiki Master, Fibromyalgia Specialist, Energy Medicine Practitioner is President of Vital Energy Therapy. She is a board certified Occupational Therapist with 35 years experience in outpatient and hospital therapy.

Target Audience: RN, OT, Social Workers and other interested healthcare providers

Learning Outcomes: After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:

1. Define fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome.
2. Explain the diagnosis and symptoms.
3. List the aggravating factors.
4. Discuss therapy interventions that help reduce pain, fatigue, hypersensitivity, and stress intolerance.
5. Identify how patients can take charge of their health.
6. Discuss how to progress the patient and transition the patient to increase strength, ROM and muscle strength/flexibility without increasing pain and ultimately making them pain free.

Length of Course: 180 minutes

Credit Statements:

Licensed Nurses: Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Upon successful completion of this program, attendees will receive 3.0 contact hours.

Social Workers: This program has been approved for 3.0 clock hour of non-social work continuing education by Upstate AHEC, as part of the SC AHEC system, under its accreditation by the SC Board of Social Work Examiners.

Massage Therapists: This program has been approved for 3.0 hours of continuing education by the SC Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation for Massage Therapy. SC State Provider Number is 2. Expires 6/30/2018.

Other: This educational offering provides 0.30 CEU (3.0 clock hour) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Disclosure Statement:

Upstate AHEC's conflict of interest policy requires faculty to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials.

The speaker(s) has/have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in educational activities.

Provisions of this educational activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.

Multiple Sclerosis: An Overview

Course Expiration Date: September 30, 2017

If you are a member of SC AHEC this course is free with an enrollment key which you may obtain from the AHEC contact person within your organization.

 If you are purchasing this course the cost is $25.00 payable through PayPal when you enroll.

 Once you have the enrollment key, enter it at the bottom of the page and then click on the Enroll Me box.

Course Description: This course will provide participants with knowledge about Multiple Sclerosis such as how the disease presents, who gets MS, and how the disease is diagnosed.

Instructor: Marie Moore, NP, MSCN

Target Audience: nurses, occupational therapists, social workers, and licensed counselors and therapists physical therapists, PTA's and any other interested healthcare provider

Length of Course: 90 minutes

Learning Outcomes: After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify 2 ways in which the disease presents itself in patients.
  • Identify  at least 1 population of people who is at risk for MS.
  • List 3 methods used to diagnose MS.

Credit Statements:

Licensed Nurses:  Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Upon successful completion of this program, participants will receive 1.5 contact hour.

Counselors and Therapists: This program has been approved for 1.5 hour of continuing education by SC AHEC under its accreditation by the SC Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists.

Social Workers:  This program has been approved for 1.5 clock hour of non-social work continuing education by Upstate AHEC, as part of the SC AHEC system, under its accreditation by the SC Board of Social Work Examiners.

Others: This educational offering provides 0.15 CEUs (1.5 clock hour) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Disclosure Statement:

Upstate AHEC's conflict of interest policy requires faculty to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials.

The speaker(s) has/have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in educational activities.

Provisions of this educational activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.

Multiple Sclerosis: What You Need to Know About Treatment

Course Expiration Date: September 30, 2017

If you are a member of SC AHEC this course is free with an enrollment key which you may obtain from the AHEC contact person within your organization.

If you are purchasing this course the cost is $25.00 payable through PayPal when you enroll.

Once you have the enrollment key, enter it at the bottom of the page and then click on the Enroll Me box.

Course Description: This course will provide participants with knowledge about multiple sclerosis treatments, including medications, lifestyle changes, exercising and therapy, various procedures for spasticity, and mobility aids. A discussion about temperature sensitivity, bowel and bladder dysfunction is also included.

Instructor: Marie Moore, NP, MSCN

Target Audience: nurses, occupational therapists, social workers, and licensed counselors, physical therapists, PTA’s and any other interested healthcare providers

Length of Course: 1 hour

Learning Outcomes: After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • By the end of this presentation, the participant will identify 3 treatment methods for MS.
  • Given a case scenario in which the patient is experiencing spasticity, the participant will design a plan of care which includes at least 3 interventions that address the implications of spasticity.
  • Given a scenario of the patient with MS on the medication fingolimod the participant will plan a PT program around the side effects.

Credit Statements:

Licensed Nurses:  Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Upon successful completion of this program, participants will receive 1 contact hour and 0.25 pharmacology hour.

Counselors and Therapists: This program has been approved for 1 hour of continuing education by SC AHEC under its accreditation by the SC Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists.

Social Workers:  This program has been approved for 1.0 clock hour of non-social work continuing education by Upstate AHEC, as part of the SC AHEC system, under its accreditation by the SC Board of Social Work Examiners.

Others: This educational offering provides 0.1 CEUs (1 clock hour) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Disclosure Statement:

Upstate AHEC's conflict of interest policy requires faculty to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials.

The speaker(s) has/have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in educational activities.

Provisions of this educational activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.